Alton man behind bars in McLean County on multiple weapon charges

Michael Stokich, 35, of Alton. (Photo courtesy: LeRoy Police/Facebook)

By Blake Haas

LEROY – An Alton man is behind bars in McLean County for allegedly keeping a woman hostage in LeRoy over the weekend.

According to a news release, LeRoy police responded to a domestic violence situation after a resident alerted a friend to send the police for help.

Police say Michael Stokich, 35, allegedly took a woman’s lawfully owned handgun and kept her from leaving her apartment.

McLean County prosecutors charged Stokich with aggravated unlawful restraint, firearm possession by a felon, and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Stockich remains in the McLean County jail, and no bond information is available.

Blake Haas can be reached at Blake.Haas@Cumulus.com.

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